Incoherent pion photoproduction on the deuteron with polarization observables. I. Formal expressions

H. Arenhövel, A. Fix

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Formal expressions are developed for the general fivefold differential cross section of incoherent π-photoproduction on the deuteron, including beam and target polarization. The polarization observables of the cross section are described by various beam, target, and beam-target asymmetries for polarized photons and/or polarized deuterons. They are given as bilinear Hermitean forms in the reaction matrix elements divided by the unpolarized cross section. In addition, the corresponding observables for the semiexclusive reaction d→(γ→,π)NN are also given.

Original languageEnglish
Article number064004
JournalPhysical Review C - Nuclear Physics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2005


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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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